June Art Walk features WAG, interactive art, music & more!

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A late season snowstorm may have put a bit of a damper on the May 3 Art Walk, but our intrepid members and sponsors are back this month with exciting art, music, live demonstrations, hands-on experiences and much more in 25 participating venues, 6-10 p.m. June 7!

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New Shows Debut

Obelisk Home puts on the dog with WAG – Wine and Art for Good – a special art event and fundraiser to support the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri.

If It’s Inevitable, Just Relax and Enjoy It, a series of embroideries by Artist Ellen Neville at Good Girl Art Gallery.

The 5th Annual SRAC Members Show at The Creamery Arts Center, featuring 125 original works by local and regional artists.

Park Central Branch Library welcomes Take Me As I Am, featuring artwork by the youth of GLO Community Center.


New Venues

First Friday Art Walk is proud to announce IdeaXFactory as its newest member! IdeaXFactory partnered with the Art Walk for its April Open House; this incredible, interactive arts center is now a welcome addition to the monthly Art Walk lineup! Kick off your June Walk at the ‘factory with a 5:30 p.m. Artist Talk by Russ RuBert.

Also, don’t miss new venues FreshCube, located at Jefferson and Walnut under The Aviary, and new sponsor Mostly Serious, at 315 Park Central East. FreshCube debuts with Featured Artist Judah Fansler with an artist’s reception featuring food, beverages and live music. FreshCube will also give away six $25 Aviary gift certificates during the Walk! Mostly Serious, an interactive design studio, debuts with Art by Illustrator & Graphic Designer Brittany Bilyeu, Photographer & Graphic Designer Jenna E. Garrett and Mostly Serious Illustrator & Graphic Designer Chris Gerringer.


June Highlights

  • Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artists Meike Aton and Karla Breeding Trammell.
  • The Gillioz Theatre’s First Friday Live presents Art by Gary Bedell and Music by Plaid Dragon.
  • The History Museum on the Square presents Woodruff’s Dream: The Mother Road Through Springfield, The Route 66 Exhibit.
  • Visit MSU Center of International Progams to explore China; enjoy tea and learn how to make Chinese dumplings.
  • Nomad presents Live Music by Kevin Cott and Live Art by Abi Post.
  • Randy Bacon Gallery presents The Presidents: An Exhibition of Paintings by Doren Chapman and Springfield Public High Schools Murals.
  • RSVPaint invites you to watch a painting class in action as Artist John Coleman teaches a 2-hour BYOB painting class featuring his painting, Tree Silhouette.


June 2013 Gallery Guide

Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, presents New Art and Live Music for the June Art Walk. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat

Canvas, 315 South Avenue, features A Variety of Art in June. Ongoing events at Canvas include 8X10, an hour of entertainment featuring current local artists reflecting ideas on a monthly chosen word and or phrase. Performed every third Friday of the month, plus enjoy performances of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Star Trek” every third Saturday by Class Act Productions. (417) 869-4138 Open 1-6 p.m. T-F and by appointment

The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, proudly features the 5th Annual SRAC Members Show, a multifaceted, multidimensional exhibition of some of the region’s finest talents featuring 125 pieces of original art! Enjoy the exhibit and the First Friday Art Walk reception 6-9 p.m. June 7. www.SpringfieldArts.org Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays

DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, presents Featured Artist Debbie Sutherland, plus Photography and Stained Glass by Nathan Smith and Photography by Carl James for the June 7 Art Walk. DB Design also offers a unique collection of original pottery by Julia Schaefer, John Ehlers, Katrina Stevens and Duane Bone. (417) 864-4343

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, 940 N. Clay St., Will Be Closed for the June Art Walk due to summer break. (417) 873-7263 www.drury.edu/pacgallery Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, presents Evangel Senior Art Work, plus Photography by Lane Simmons for the June 7 First Friday Art Walk. (417) 865-2815, ext. 7258 Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. W-Sat

Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160, presents Artists Sketching Live during the June 7 Art Walk. Farmers Gastropub is a great place to start or end your First Friday Art Walk with a burger and a pint! Named “Best British Restaurant in the USA” by The Telegraph. (417) 864-6994 www.farmersgastropub.com Food service 11 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

FreshCube, 400 E. Walnut, Ste. B100, located just below The Aviary Cafe, joins Art Walk as a member in June with exciting art and live music. Featured Artist Judah Fansler is a surrealistic artist and graphic designer who lives near Branson. His mixed media and digital works express the human experience through fantasy-inspired worlds and characters. Judah owns and operates a full-service graphic design studio, Judah Creative Studio. Judah’s artwork, illustration and designs often go hand in hand. To see his work, visit www.judahcreative.com Enjoy the artist’s reception with live music, wine, beer and snacks, plus giveaways of six $25 Aviary gift certificates, all during the June 7 Art Walk! 400 E. Walnut, Ste. B100 (417) 501-4801 www.freshcube.net

Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, is pleased and proud to announce its featured artists for June: Meike Aton and Karla Breeding Trammell. Meike Aton’s canvases are filled with brilliant color and bold brush strokes. She is best known for her vibrantly colorful representations of landscapes, seascapes, flowers and trees. Aton is currently working on a new series of abstracts called, “St. Francis Cliffs.” This series is inspired by the massive adobe-style building of the St. Francis Church in Taos, NM. A portion of this series will be on display during the month of June at Fresh Gallery. It is a body of work you won’t want to miss. Karla Breeding Trammell, an award-winning artist most recently recognized by Watercolor USA, is known for both her two-dimensional works in paint, pen and pencil, and her three-dimensional creations of original jewelry, an exquisite collection of which is on display at Fresh. Trammell’s jewelry designs range from simple and elegant to masterfully intricate and chic. “We live in a culture where most of us are just too busy to pay attention to the simple beauty of nature that surrounds us,” she says. “I believe that an artist should use her God-given talent to preserve as much of that beauty as possible; capturing a mood, a fleeting moment or a sense of space. Although we can document nature through the lens of a camera, my recording is done with a pencil, a brush or a pen. It is my hope that through my art I can share some of the surroundings near and dear to my heart with those who have had no opportunity to experience them, and perhaps inspire others to do likewise. If not for art, mankind would surely cease to exist, making the world a dismal place indeed. It is up to both the artist and the beholder to preserve, protect and perpetuate.” www.freshgallery.org (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk

Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents First Friday Live! For June, the Gillioz’s FREE concert series welcomes Art by Gary Bedell and Music by Plaid Dragon. Live art starts around 7:30 p.m.; live music starts at 8:30. www.gillioz.org

Good Girl Art Gallery,325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Artist Ellen Neville’s show If It’s Inevitable, Just Relax and Enjoy It, a series of embroideries that explores traditional women’s crafts and the positions women play in politics. “These are portraits of United States policymakers all of whom have made unsettling comments about women’s reproductive health issues. It is important to put a face to the quotes we have all heard in the past few years, and I chose embroidery on vintage linens as my medium because of the strong history of women’s folk art and what is conventionally considered women’s work. In my weavings, I used color theory, texture, scale, and material to create these patterns. Weaving has a long history in women’s work and tradition, and I try to use it as a modern form of mark-making while honoring and maintaining the women’s craft connotations.” Neville studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Kansas City Art Institute, and is receiving a Bachelors of the Arts degree from Drury University. Most of her inspiration comes from current events and politics, but some artists she is inspired by are Orly Cogan, Tilleke Schwarz, Ghada Amer, Aubrey Beardsley, and Erika Somogyi. She also spends a lot of time looking at vintage embroidery patterns and samplers. Her plan for the future is to continue getting inspiration from the aesthetic of past decades and to develop her embroidery and weaving skills. She looks forward to taking a much-needed break after her six-year undergraduate career and spending time applying to graduate schools to further study Fiber Arts. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat

History Museum on the Square, 155 Park Central Square, presents Woodruff’s Dream: The Mother Road Through Springfield, The Route 66 Exhibit. This fantastic historical exhibit runs through August 31. Free admission to first-floor exhibits during Art Walk! (417) 832-1200 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org

IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, launches a new “Signature Series” of artist talks profiling local talent in the Springfield community. Russ RuBert kicks off the series, revealing the ideas behind his creation of The Harmonic Wall site-specific installation and give demonstrations of its three unique interfaces. The installation is a 12-by-27-foot neon wall that responds to sound, motion, light and a sonic paintbrush. New for this event, the artist has invented and will demonstrate an instrument that uses light to control pitch and drumbeat. RuBert is a nationally known artist who is locally renowned for creating the Kinetic Man in Jordan Valley Park and the EchoSphere sculpture on the MSU Campus. After the talk, the public is invited to collaborate on short performances with the harmonic wall, creating their own sonic soundscapes and paintings. For more information, please visit http://ideaxfactory.com

Mostly Serious, a new Art Walk sponsor located at 315 Park Central West, invites you to enjoy Art by Illustrator & Graphic Designer Brittany Bilyeu, Photographer & Graphic Designer Jenna E. Garrett and Mostly Serious Illustrator & Graphic Designer Chris Gerringer. An interactive design studio, Mostly Serious offers branding and marketing as well as the latest breakthroughs for interactive design, development and SEO-ready writing. Their experienced team has the expertise to deliver projects with the staying power to meet their clients’ immediate goals and long-term goals as their businesses continue to expand and evolve. (417) 501-6552 www.mostlyserious.io/

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, Will Be Closed for the June Art Walk due to summer break. (417) 829-5092 http://art.missouristate.edu/148370.htm Open 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays

MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, focuses on The Country of China. Enjoy Chinese tea, calligraphy and dumpling making. (417) 836-3733 http://international.missouristate.edu

MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., Will Be Closed for the June Art Walk due to summer break. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.missouristate.edu Open 1-5 p.m. T-Sat; closed major holidays and University holidays

Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, presents Live Music by Kevin Cott and Live Art by Abi Post. Customers will be able to buy a blank T-shirt or tank top for $3 and become the live art as Abi paints their own unique piece of art on them. If customers would like to have their own shirts painted, then there will be a donation box where they can just donate what they want. (417) 559-9695

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents WAG: Wine and Art for Good. Obelisk has issued a call to businesses, artists, builders and branders to unleash their creative genius and love for pets by creating, building, painting or sculpting. It could be pet focused wall art, a dog house, a pet feeder, a pet bed, anything that inspires you. All created from cool stuff, lovely stuff, weird stuff or logical stuff. Your entry can be functional or just an artist’s imaginative rendition for art’s sake. Be fun, be controversial, make a statement, whisper…just be creative. We are challenging you to create an inspired piece for the love of animals at which time we will auction off these pieces, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. Each year the Humane Society provides shelter, health services and adoption placement for thousands of dogs and cats. They desperately need our help to provide these services as well as educate the public about responsible pet ownership. We are sending this well in advance so that your artistic juices can start to flow. Please let us know if you would like to participate. Contact nicole@bridgeblue.com or 869-9090. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, Will Be Closed for the June Art Walk due to summer break. (417) 447-8873 Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. F; and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on First Fridays

Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Take Me As I Am, featuring artwork created by the youth of GLO Community Center, plus a historical display provided by Missouri State University’s Ozarks Lesbian and Gay Archives. Also on display: Beneath the Surface: Photos of Riverbluff Cave. Enjoy acoustic music by The Captain’s Son. (417) 831-1342 www.facebook.com/parkcentrallibrary Open 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat

Randy Bacon Photography Studio and Art Gallery, 600 W. College St., presents The Presidents: An Exhibition of Paintings by Doren Chapman and Springfield Public High Schools Murals. Join Randy Bacon for an evening of amazing student art! Doren Chapman created his President series of paintings last fall and redesigned them early this semester for the Society of Illustrators 2013 Student Scholarship Competition. Each year, roughly 5,000 illustration students enter their best work into the competition, and a jury of professional artists selects 200 pieces to be featured in their gallery and catalog. Four of his Doren’s Presidents (Washington, Nixon, Roosevelt and Taft) were selected for the show. “I’m happiest with Nixon because I feel like his expression captures how most people imagine him,” Doren says. See his online portfolio and shop at dorenchapman.com, In addition, enjoy new murals created by Springfield Public Schools in Bacon’s outside Main Street Gallery. Free refreshments and live music! (417) 868-8179 www.randybacon.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat

Revel Advertising at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Featured Artist Kat Allie. “I want people to view my artwork as very sensory and engaging. Working with hot beeswax, damar resin and oil pigment allows me immediate access to the natural or organic state of creating. The encaustic medium transforms from a liquid to a solid within seconds. Acting and reacting becomes intuitive and transcendental. I’m inherently drawn to nature for my subject. Nature transforms and abstracts as I sense and experience it through the human condition. My ultimate hope is for the viewer to connect, if even for a split second, with the splendid colors and textures that compose life.” — Kat Allie (417) 368-6966 www.reveladvertising.com

RSVPaint, 420 S. Campbell, Ste. 1, a proud Art Walk sponsor, will be open to the public from 6 to10 p.m., while local artist John Coleman teaches a two-hour BYOB painting class featuring his painting, Tree Silhouette, from 6:45 to 9p.m. Stop by to see what RSVPaint has to offer. If you’d like to take the class, RSVP at http://www.rsvpaint.com/event/tree-silhouette/. Come paint with us! (417) 569-4492 www.RSVPaint.com

Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Art by John Payne and Justin Gault. Enjoy gorgeous local artwork in the Brewing Company’s display space, and check out their great menu and variety of unique, locally brewed beverages and featured seasonal brews. 417-832-8277 www.springfieldbrewingco.com

Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., is crafting Critters for the June 7 Art Walk, including blown-glass and torch-made fish, turtles and other animalia. A working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, Springfield Hot Glass offers live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays! (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that features examples of fine craft by over 45 local, regional and national artists. www.springfieldpottery.com (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

TAG Media, 334 E. Walnut, and University Plaza invite you to Art Walk Live! Enjoy live music, local art and a TAG Magazine Release Party each First Friday. Shuttle service provided from UP to TAG Media. (417) 501-8605 http://tagsgf.com

University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, welcomes Featured Artists Brian Mooney, Judah Fansler, Andrea Ehrhardt and John Payne in June. Also, University Plaza and TAG Media invite you to enjoy Art Walk Live! Start out at University Plaza for live music, live art, infused cocktails and more, then catch the UP shuttle to TAG Media to continue your Art Walk, then catch the shuttle back to UP to pick up your car. (417) 864-7333 www.upspringfield.com


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